Healthcare workers share their struggles during Suicide Prevention Day event

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hartford HealthCare infectious disease specialist Dr. Faiqa Cheema [ http://hhchealth.us.newsweaver.com/s216ea3j0m/1dumr4tavtp/external ] [ http://hhchealth.us.newsweaver.com/s216ea3j0m/1dumr4tavtp/external ] was among the many physicians who suffered in silence during the COVID-19 pandemic, relu... .. read more..

TryCycle app offers 24/7 access to clients in need

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Jessica*, a young adult struggling with her mental health, found herself having suicidal thoughts one evening. She remembered the mobile application, TryCycle, that her recovery support specialist at Natchaug had encouraged her to use for exactly this reason. She opened the app and logged her tho... .. read more..

Journey House garden bears fruit (and more!)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Journey House staff and residents have been harvesting and enjoying the fruits of their labor from the courtyard gardens. They have harvested potatoes and made home fries on their grill, along with pickling vegetables. .. read more..

Sober Fun event 9/24

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Long-time colleagues celebrate retirement from IOL

Thursday, September 16, 2021

This summer, the Institute of Living (IOL) said farewell and celebrated several long-time colleagues as they entered the next stage of their lives — retirement. Combined, these four individuals have 150 years of experience at the IOL. During their tenures, they have seen the landscape of mental h... .. read more..

Eight ways parents can tell their child is struggling with mental health

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Editor's note: This column originally appeared in the Willimantic Chronicle on Sept. 7. Another pandemic is brewing and it is dire: The mental health of children. As adults, we know firsthand the anxiety, stress and depression we have faced since the beginning of the pandemic nearly 18 months ago... .. read more..

Program spreads hope, health and healing for abused children and teens

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The eighth-grader knew she needed to tell someone. She turned to her school guidance counselor and revealed her uncle had touched her inappropriately the night before. How could she go home? Several blocks away, a teenage girl was sexually assaulted by a former boyfriend. Traumatized, she would l... .. read more..

HOCC backs overdose awareness event in New Britain

Thursday, September 9, 2021

On August 31, The Hospital of Central Connecticut behavioral health services partnered with New Britain Recovers in an Overdose Awareness Day event at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. Recovery Support Specialist Skylen Dailey shared her recovery journey and story of hope. Lanterns were released i... .. read more..

BHN leaders join Connecticut Psychiatric Society board

Thursday, September 9, 2021

At its recent annual meeting, the Connecticut Psychiatric Society elected John Santopietro, MD, physician-in-chief of the Behavioral Health Network, and Carla Schnitzlein, DO, medical director of Natchaug Hospital, to its board. Dr. Santopietro was chosen as the president-elect and Dr. Schnitzlei... .. read more..

Purple Light 5K

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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IOL's Dr. Malik appears as guest editor

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Salma Malik, MD, MS, program director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Institute of Living (IOL), was the guest editor for a recent issue of Psychiatric Annals. The issue focuses on “Understanding, Assessing and Managing the Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications.” Articles in... .. read more..

Rushfroid Cheshire opening

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Purple Light 5K

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Sept. 9 is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 9, is recognized as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. September 9 (9/9) was chosen as it represents nine months of an alcohol-free pregnancy. FASD is an umbrella term used to describe preventable birth defects and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities ... .. read more..

HHC partnership with NESS will bring the ocean to Natchaug students

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

New England Science & Sailing (NESS), based in Stonington, has received a $225,000, three-year grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will expand environmental education opportunities for students enrolled in Natchaug Hospital clinical day treatment schoo... .. read more..

Sept. 12–18: Healthcare Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The East Region depends on the critical role the Environmental Services Department (ESD) plays in the delivery of safe, quality health care. ESD team members are on the front line as they care for our complex healthcare environment. This week, we recognize their remarkable teamwork and vital cont... .. read more..

Nominees needed for annual employee awards

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for Natchaug’s Employee Recognition awards. Please submit your nomination(s) for Natchaug colleagues (or colleagues within the system that work at and/or support Natchaug) for any of the categories below to Paula Purvis (either via email or mailbox). Nominations... .. read more..

This year is different! If you don't enroll, you and your family will not hav...

Thursday, September 2, 2021

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Nominees needed for annual employee awards

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for Natchaug’s Employee Recognition awards. Please submit your nomination(s) for Natchaug colleagues (or colleagues within the system that work at and/or support Natchaug) for any of the categories below to Paula Purvis (either via email or mailbox). Nominations... .. read more..

This year is different! If you don't enroll, you and your family will not hav...

Thursday, September 2, 2021

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